God made us to thrive, not just survive! Our goal is to learn how to stand up in a bow-down culture without losing influence on the world around us.
1) You can be CORRECT but not HELPFUL.
2) You can MEAN well but not LOVE well.
We must speak truth, but how we speak it and live it matters.
John 8:2-11 (NLT)
“Truth without grace is mean. Grace without truth is meaningless. Truth and grace together are good medicine.” ~ Chris Hodges
Luke 9:23 (NLT)
Two Extremes To Avoid:
1) RELIGIOUS extreme.
2) ACCEPTANCE extreme.
Our goal is to do both; stand firm and love well.
The goal is not to be right, but to have influence.
Let’s learn how to engage our culture without compromising our faith.
We must find a balance between being a doormat and a deadbolt.